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We Help Make Your Wishes Clear
Life is unpredictable, but it is possible to prepare for the unexpected. Creating a advance directive can ensure that if you ever become unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself, your decision-making powers are given to someone you trust to act in your best interest. These crucial documents can save your family heartache during a crisis, and they can be as broad or specific as you wish. They can set forth instructions on various matters and come in several forms. The Pollan Law Firm will take the time to discuss your options. An advance directive may include the following:
- Do-Not-Resuscitate Order – A DNR instructs medical personnel to refrain from performing CPR, electric shocks, and other lifesaving measures if a person’s breathing or heartbeat stops. A DNR can prevent someone from being sustained on life support if they are brain dead.
- Advance Directive for Healthcare – This form of advance directive is specific to healthcare decisions. In the event that you are not able to make decisions about your medical treatment, an advance directive for healthcare authorizes someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf. It also expresses the types of treatment you should receive if you are too sick or injured to express your wishes.
At Pollan Elder & Disability Law, we formulate clear documents to prevent misinterpretation or argument. This way, you can be sure that your family makes the decision that you would have wanted.